Nvidia GeForce Forceware 169.09 Beta

Nvidia has released Vista & XP drivers for the Geforce 6, 7 & 8 series. This is not a WHQL release, is in beta form and available in 32bit and 64bit flavours. International versions are available for both Vista and XP. ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.

Release Notes:

  • Recommended driver for Crysis.
  • Several game and application compatibility fixes.
This is BETA software!, please use caution when installing it on your system
Download 169.09 Beta for Windows Vista: 32bit | 64bit | Release Notes
Download 169.09 Beta for: Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition | Windows XP x64, Server 2003 x64 | Release Notes
Link: Home Page | Driver Page | Beta Driver Page | Forum Discussion (Thanks Tantawi)

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These drivers actually let me play GoW on XP (it kept crashing from the wargame-g4flive.exe error, but these fixed that) and give me decent if not fully playable frames in CoD 4. Good on Nvidia!

I hope you mean on the same HD but different partitions...since that's the only way you can do this without making both OSs crash like a mofo.

Just tried....cause system to crash and then dropped the resolution to one that the lcd doesn't support - mine was missing from the list once again.....ugggg. Back to the old one.

does this driver offer any "real" performance increases on Crysis? (im currently using 163.75 WHQL) ... cause i got a AMD Athlon 3500+ (2.2ghz overclocked to 2409mhz) and a Geforce 7900GT 256MB.

BassRck4 said,
163.75 WHQL)???? How would diplay drivers increase? (speed)

well supposedly some drivers are better than others as far as performance... this is why i asked.

me personally, i am not going to bother using it unless a get a fairly big boost... cause if it's only a few frames per second on average i aint going to bother updating to this driver.